Since the UK left the Customs Union of the EU in January 2021, the number of import customs entries have increased but it is from the 1st January 2022 that all arrivals from the EU must be declared to customs on arrival into the UK as the delayed declaration easement comes to an end.
This session will review what information is needed to ensure an accurate and compliance customs entry is submitted with emphasis on understanding when a zero-duty and/or VAT rate may apply. How to manage your payments of customs duty and your company import VAT liability, now potentially covered by Postponed VAT Accounting rules (PVA).
Key areas covered:
Key information required on a customs entry and the link to custom and VAT calculations
Valuing goods and why it isn’t just goods you are buying that could require payment of duty/VAT
Methods of paying duty and VAT including the Duty Deferment Account (DDA) and obtain a DDA waiver
How to claim a zero customs duty under free trade agreements (preference) or quotas
When might we have to pay more duty, eg Anti-dumping and Trade Remedy Measures
VAT – using the agent, paying on arrival or using PVA
Understanding the C79 and MPIV VAT Certificates
Who should attend?
Everyone who has any connection with sales or purchases and the international supply chain. This seminar will remove misunderstanding and shine a light on which terms are better for your individual business needs.
The following are examples of the type of company personnel who need to keep up-to-date:
Newcomers to import or people only involved occasionally with imports
Shipping department trainees
Import administrators and managers who have had no formal training
Buyers, purchasing and procurement staff who need to understand key issues to correctly obtain prices and understand the true “cost of ownership”
Freight forwarders and clearing agents who may be asked by their clients to make this important legal decision when entering goods to customs
*Strong & Herd LLP are well respected consultants and trainers in all areas of International Trade. They work closely with H&W Chamber of Commerce and have alliances with the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE). The International chamber of Commerce ICC, the British Exporters Association (BEXA), Croner (Wolters Kluwer), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and others.